The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... favorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
This thesis describes how water laws' issues and tools passed by the Colorado State Legislature changed between 1931 and 2006. Data was provided through previous work accomplished by Dr. Schlager and Dr. Heikkila under a National Science Foundation grant. The data were analyzed through multiple time scales: era, decade, and year. The number of laws passed, the issues they addressed, and policy tools used were described by graphical representation, descriptive statistics, correlation tests,... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, colorado, water law, thesis, school of public...
This study is one of five thematic dissertations investigating the leadership practices of principals leading successful schools serving ELA learners. Schools selected for participation in this study had (a) an open enrollment policy, (b) at least 40% of total enrollment consists of ELL students, (c) has earned a School Performance Framework (SPF) rating greater than 49%, (d) at least 50% of the students qualify for a free or reduced lunch, (e) have demonstrated gains on the CSAP/TCAP and CELA... Topics: English Language Acquisition and Leadership, Leadership Practice, Education Reform, Principal...
With the recent tide of "Mommy Blogs" proliferating the Internet, advertisers, researchers, and mainstream media outlets have all taken notice of the societal and cultural influence mothers have. Women in every stage of parenting have become professional writers by blogging about their experiences raising children. In turn, many isolated mothers have reached out to these blogs searching for communities of support and friendship. Numerous women create mommy blogs as a place to network... Topics: Motherhood, Humanities, Blogging, Gender roles
This study is one of five thematic dissertations, which focus on investigating the leadership practices of principals leading successful schools serving ELA learners. Schools selected for participation in this study had (a) an open enrollment policy, (b) at least 40% of total enrollment consisting of ELL students, (c) a total School Performance Framework (SPF) rating greater than 49% for elementary schools, and great than 45% for middle schools and high schools, (d) at least 50% of the students... Topics: English Language Learners, Leadership, Leadership Practices, Student Achievement, ducational...
Catering to understand the needs of the disabled population has been an important issue in the field of emergency management. However. there has been little research on the developmentally disabled populations and of populations in long-term care or institutional settings. Using organizational effectiveness theory. this research sets out to determine emergency planning performance at state-run institutions housing the developmentally disabled in four states: Washington, Colorado. South... Topics: master of public administration, university of colorado denver, auraria library, disabilities
This thesis establishes the minimal representation of the necessaryconditions for feasible supplies and demands for a given multicommoditynetwork. The fundamental theorem is an extension of the Wallace-Wets connectivity result for both directed and undirected graphs. A systemof absolute value inequalities is developed for the undirected case, andspecial properties of this system are explored. Additional results includecounting the number of nonredundant inequalities for specific classes... Topics: university of colorado, auraria library, phd, dissertation, mathematics
Seismic Microzonation of Ground Motion in Southwestern Colorado using GIS and S-Factor AnalysisThesis directed by Professor Nien-Yin ChangAbstractEarthquakes worldwide accounted for more than $300 billion in damage and over 21,000 lives in 2011 (USGS, 2011).That year saw one of the worst earthquakes ever in Sendai Japan of an earthquake of Mw 9 and produced a tsunami wave that caused unprecedented damage along the eastern coastline of Japan (USGS, 2011). Advances in satellite imagery, GIS... Topics: hazard, map, seismic, integrated science, GIS
This study identified social and cultural factors that influence smokingbehavior of rural/urban youth, age 15-17, who attend high school inDursunbey, a small town in Turkey's Aegean region. The methodsconsisted of a cross-sectional, school-based survey of all 10th graders(N=211) in 5 high schools in Dursunbey, augmented by qualitative semistructured interviews with 42 10th grade students, 0 students from othergrades, 14 adult educators, and 4 other adults. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, health. behavioral sciences,...
This paper examines the impact of a nutrition education intervention on food choice and consumption in elementary cafeterias. After a school district changed 42 lunch and breakfast entr�e recipes to include more whole grains, fresh produce and fresh meats, this study examined student food choice and food consumption in five schools with a nutrition education intervention and five schools without. The nutrition education intervention, focusing on a 3-level rating system to teach children about... Topics: Scratch Cooking, Health and Behavioral Sciences, Nutrition Education, School Cafeterias
Very Low Frequency (VLF 3-30 kHz) receivers are used to monitor the amplitude and phase of signals from powerful naval VLF communication transmitters. Since the VLF transmitter signals propagate in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, they provide a method for remotely sensing ionospheric density changes. The effect of powerful natural oceanic lighting discharges on the ionosphere are investigated using VLF remote sensing and the Global Lighting Detection Network (GLD360). Ionospheric disturbances... Topics: engineering, ionosphere, vlf, global lightning detection network, lightning
Through the prisms of William Shakespeare's life and work and Elizabethan land law, this thesis not only (a) suggests that the sixteenth century witnessed the simultaneous rise of the individual and the creation of the English state, but also (b) identifies the chance confluence of several forces that led to personal freedom on the one hand and a national unification on the other. Shakespeare benefited personally from the individuation and the nation-building and wrote professionally about... Topics: Shakespeare, Shakespeare Plays, Humanities, Elizabethan, Land Law
Worldwide concerns of resource scarcity and climate change are driving the search for carbon-neutral, renewable energy alternatives for fossil fuels. Organic wastes such as food waste represent an abundant domestic resource for energy production. Recognizing the potential embedded in organic waste, various energy conversion technologies have been developed. Food waste from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado can be used as the substrate for a microbial fuel cell (MFC) reactor, a... Topics: civil engineering, university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of science, microbes,...
This thesis argues that programs designed for those who are incarcerated that incorporate a variety of educational, artistic, networking, and skill-building features produce meaningful change by developing participants' self-esteem, self-expression, and communication skills. I evaluate three types of programs--traditional education, art education, and what I call "holistic" programs--to determine their intentions, methods, contributions, and deficits. Based on an analysis of the best... Topics: Education, Holistic healing, Prison, Social justice, Communication
Women diagnosed with breast cancer may find BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing useful in order to make decisions about breast cancer treatment options or in determining risk of future cancers. Through an ethnography of eight breast cancer survivors in the Denver Metro-Area this study reveals how access to BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing differs depending on the type of private insurance coverage patients have. The political ecology of health (PEH) theoretical framework is used to analyze how the private... Topics: brca 1/2, breast cancer, health insurance, genetic testing, digital storytelling
Chronic illnesses account for 70% of deaths in the United States alone. The cost associated with these illnesses was $1.3 trillion in the U.S. as of 2003, with an estimated future cost of $4.2 trillion in 2023. Additionally, chronic pain affects roughly 50 million people in the U.S. and costs over $70 billion annually in healthcare costs and lost productivity. A need exists to identify more effective forms of chronic illness management; instead of focusing on the treatment of a diagnosis... Topics: acceptance, anxiety sensitivity, chronic illness, perceived disability, clinical psychology
Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg pioneered the theory of lumpen abuse, expanding on and integrating Marx's concept of the lumpen proletariat, Bourdieu's symbolic violence and Foucault's biopower and Levi's politics of the gray zone. Lumpen abuse as a theoretical lens can reveal a wealth of insight studying marginalized populations. This study looks at the impacts of lumpen abuse and symbolic vulnerability among Denver MMT clients and discusses the hidden forms of everyday violence that... Topics: benzodiazepines, bourgois, lumpen abuse, methadone, structural violence
This dissertation examines the levels of and relationships between technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and defined autonomy among Denver school leaders along with their combined effects on school growth gains over time. Thirty principals provided complete responses to an online survey that included existing scales for technical leadership, adaptive leadership, and autonomy and newly created measures for defined autonomy. Five different scenarios for measuring defined autonomy were used... Topics: district improvement, school autonomy, Educational Studies and Research, adaptive leadership,...
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States school system is growing rapidly. Much of the responsibility for teaching ELLs lies with regular classroom teachers. However, little training is being provided to help them. From a sociocultural perspective and drawing on constructive-developmental theories of adult learning and development, this study explores the potential for transformative learning in a one semester online English as a Second Language for Educators course.... Topics: adult education, online learning, transformational learning, didactics, English language
Current research provides a limited understanding of the life long influence of nonformal place-based environmental and science education programs on past participants. This study looks to address this gap, exploring the ways in which these learning environments have contributed to environmental identity and stewardship. Using Dorothy Holland's approach to social practice theory's understanding of identity formation, this study employed narrative interviews and a close-ended survey to... Topics: environmental identity, place-based education, social practice theory, stewardship behavior,...
Interest in Smart Antenna Technology for wireless communication systems has increased in the recent years as a promising technique to improve the performance of cellular mobile systems. Considerable amount of research is being conducted to improve the performance of the system in terms of increasing the capacity and range. We discuss the different types of Smart Antenna systems using switched beam and adaptive antenna array techniques and describe how they can be used to implement in different... Topic: Electrical engineering
Youth master planning represents a new planning specialization that began inthe late 1980s to improve the lives of children and youth. Youth master planning is aligned with the normative frameworks of advocacy planning and participatory planning in that adults are encouraged to advocate for the needs of children and youthand meaningfully engage them in community decision-making. As an outcome of this process, youth master plan documents provide a general guide for becoming a better place for... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, urban planning, dissertation, phd
Due to the increasing spread of HIV and AIDS among the gay community within the US, it is important to identify key factors that predict risky sexual behavior among this subset of the population. The current study sought to examine how body image dissatisfaction (BID) among men who have sex with men (MSM) could predict engagement in the highest sexual risk behavior, unprotected receptive anal sex, mediated by the use of various substances. Adult MSM attending the 2009 Denver Pride Fest... Topics: university of colorado denver, clinical psychology, auraria library, master of arts, college of...
This research addresses the issue of geological dependence of deep foundation designs resistance factors for driven pile and drilled shaft designs in different locations. For the proof, two sets of databases were used: one from the NCHRP 507 report and another driven pile and drilled shaft database with static load tests and soil profiles from the different locations in Vietnam were used to evaluate resistance factor design for different axial pile capacity prediction methods. Eight different... Topics: geological engineering, geology, vietnam, deep foundation drill
This research project studies a selection of Paraguayan short stories by Josefina Pla (Fuerteventura 1903 -Asuncion 1999). Through the exploration of certain motifs she associated to Paraguayan history; her characterization of female protagonists; and the insertion of animate and inanimate objects she uses to mask a denunciation of social, cultural, ethical, and gender issues of the Paraguayan microcosm, this thesis seeks to contribute a fresh critical perspective to the limited body of... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, spanish, espanol, literature, thesis
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber... Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
This thesis addresses the problem of blind adaptive equalization of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) channels (their characteristics are unknown) in the fractionally sampling scenario. An adaptive equalizer is used at the receiver to compensate the time dispersion induced by noisy communication channels and eliminate the effect of Inter-Symbol-Interference (ISI). In other words, the overall our system model, which is a cascade connection of the channel and... Topics: finite impulse response, infinite impulse response, engineering, electrical
This thesis explores the relatively new genre of digital storytelling guidebooks and its effects on how facilitators and digital story creators approach the digital writing process. Through a genre theory lens, this project identifies the genre features of digital storytelling guidebooks - the inclusion of the history of digital storytelling; a consistent definition of digital story and discussion of how to structure digital stories; and the use of an informal writing style (as opposed to a... Topics: composition, digital rhetoric, digital storytelling, genre theory
Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) use biodegradable matter, such as wastewater and animal droppings to generate electrical energy. To harvest the energy from MFC, power electronic converters have recently been used because of their advantages, such as the ability to store the harvested energy and the ability to control MFC voltage. Although power electronic converters have advantages to be used to harvest the energy, the diode based energy harvesters suffer from the low efficiency because of the... Topics: electrical engineering, MOSFET, power electronic converters, microbes
Sexual repeat victimization, or more than one sexual assault perpetrated by distinct offenders, is a well-documented social problem. Repeat victimizations disproportionately comprise a large number of total incidents, and survivors of sexual victimization are 2 to 3 times more likely to be revictimized than those never sexually assaulted (Merrill, Newell, Gold, & Milner, 1999; Russell, 1986). Survivors of sexual repeat victimization are more likely to develop depression, anxiety,... Topics: public administration, victimization, rape, sexual assault, binary logistic regression
Environmental toxicants and their effects on both wildlife and human populations have become more concerning as worldwide human populations grow, water sources become scarce, and anthropogenic waste becomes more prevalent. Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are designed to conserve water by removing nutrients and pathogens from wastewater and release effluent water back into local streams. Unfortunately, many wastewater compounds are not completely removed from the effluent and are... Topics: environmental toxicants, fathead minnow, Biology, effluent exposure, PCNA
Author pre-print.In 2010-2011, University of Colorado (CU) librarians implemented a multi-campus pilot study to measure the institutional value of library resources used by faculty in their research. The study incorporated quantitative methods including return on investment (ROI), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and citation analysis of journal articles published by faculty; and qualitative methodologies such as in-person interviews with faculty. The study resulted in a CU ROI model that can be... Topics: return on investment, roi, libraries, cost benefit, preprint
Women have not achieved equality in regards to political representation within theUS. This exclusion weakens the quality of the political debate and destabilizes the legitimacy of our democracy. However, inroads have been made in building a more representative democracy at both the state and federal level in the US. This study extends the literature regarding gender and representation, exploring the association between descriptive representation, legislative factors, civil society contexts and... Topics: auraria library, university of colorado denver, public affairs, phd, dissertation
The safety of merging and diverging influence areas, intersections, interchanges, and other traffic facilities is assessed by tracking and analyzing police-reported motor vehicle crash records. Since the nature of road crashes is random and infrequent, this process is slow to reveal the need for remediation of the roadway design and traffic control strategy. Moreover, this process is not applicable to assess new designs that have not yet been built, or deployed in the real world. This study... Topics: conflict, traffic, engineering, theses, crash, freeway, merging, surrogate, driving, dissertation
This is a descriptive study designed to examine theclassroom practices of first and second grade teachersand the espoused beliefs of primary teachers, principals,and teacher educators concerning developmentallyappropriate curriculum and instructional methods in theprimary grades. Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd, education
This study's objective is considering two main innovative criteria inevaluating alternatives of different road designs. It focuses on regret theoryand its utility in evaluating between different alternative designs anddevelops new criteria in the assessment of a traffic safety performanceindicator.Decisions between different road construction alternative designs are basedon multi-criteria factors. This research develops a systematic methodologyin considering regret based on a weighted system of... Topics: traffic engineering, highways, university of colorado denver, auraria library, dissertation, phd
Increasing temperatures, varying rain events accompanied with flooding or droughts coupled with increasing water demands, and decreasing air quality are just some examples of stresses that urban systems face with the onset of climate change and rapid urbanization. Literature suggests that greenhouse gases are a leading cause of climate change and are of a result of anthropogenic activities such as infrastructure development. Infrastructure development is heavily dependent on the production of... Topics: High Volume Fly Ash Concrete, Pervious Concrete, Sustainable Concrete Technologies, Urban...
Various types of Fault Current Limiters (FCLs) have been proposed and proven that they offer many advantages with respect to transmission losses, voltage quality, and power system stability. However, those including the Solid-State Fault Current Limiters (SSFCL), the most advanced type of FCL, have been mainly focusing on the FCL system itself such as optimization of components, improving the efficiency and reducing the cost. Conventional ways such as splitting buses, replacing the switchgear,... Topic: Electrical engineering
Circa 1991, this is a promotional rap video produced by the Community College of Denver. The artist is identified as QG Posse. Topics: rap, hip hop, community college of denver, community colleges, commercials, educational videos
Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites is a relatively new material that offers unique advantages for many different engineering applications. While there has been plenty of research performed to understand composite fiber failure mechanisms numerically and experimentally, the exact nature of failure based on fiber orientation is unknown. Due to the complex nature of FRP composites, fiber failure mechanisms are not clearly understood and the goal of this study is to gain further knowledge... Topics: channels, connection capacity, cyclic loading, GFRP, civil engineering
This qualitative study examined the interaction of families and school in a local community. Data were gathered through document analysis; semi-structured interviews with family members, community members, and school professionals; group interviews; street interviews; and observer field notes. A conceptual framework consisting of postcolonial theory, critical social theory, and thirdspace theory guided data analysis. This study documented the deep and pervasive nature of school's institutional... Topics: Postcolonial Theory, school policy, Educational Studies and Research, family involvement
Inadequate physical activity associated with acute car dependence is linked to increased risk of obesity and related chronic health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, depression and cancer. More than half of U.S. adults do not meet the minimum recommended levels of physical activity. This research is a mixed methods quantitative/qualitative study of the impact of a public bicycle sharing system as a health intervention to induce active transportation behavior. The... Topics: active transportation, public bicycle sharing, sustainable transportation, physical activity, b...
This thesis is about the optimal power flow in microgrid with using multi-objective function. The thesis puposed new algorithm for optimal power flow plus new desicion about the determination of droop characteristic at optimized point. Topics: microgrid, power flow, distributed generator, droop characteristic, P-f controller
Unlike traditional AC distribution systems, protection has been challenging for DC systems. Multi-terminal DC power systems do not have the years of practical experience and standards that AC power systems have. Also, the cur- rent power electronic devices can not survive or sustain high magnitude faults. Conveters will shut down to protect themselves under faulted conditions. This makes locating faults in DC system difficult, and causes the DC bus to de- energize. A fault protection algoritm... Topics: dc, grounding, microgrids, ring bus, engineering
To meet the diverse needs of composition students, Sinking Your Teeth into Composition: Teaching English Using "Quartier de Ia Madeleine" offers English teachers an additional resource to supplement lectures and textbooks. Vincenzo Natali's "Quartier de Ia Madeline," the 15th short film in the feature film Paris, je t'aime, offers insight into several composition fundamentals, which this guide will explain. First, this guide introduces "Quartier de Ia... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, rhetoric, teaching writing, master of arts, French,...